Pete Devries - 2009 O'Neill Cold Water Classic Canada, finals - Photo:Steve Fagan www.80waves.ca
it was one thing to have a world cup surf contest of this caliber in canada, but some of the best surfers in the world must have been shocked that tofino boy peter devries was unstoppable and won the whole event. the town went nuts. check out this historic moment at the 2009 o'neill cold water classic. Eoin Finn
This is photos/video taken from the final day (October 31st, 2009) of the O'Neill Coldwater Classic in Tofino which is the traditional Territory of the Nuu-chah-nulth people. This is the first time such an event has been held in Nuuchahnulth territory. This was also a first for Canada.
Peter Devries, who is a local of Tofino, won first place, taking home $20k. This is the first time a Canadian has ever won first place in any professional surf competition anywhere in the world.
The first place trophy was a traditional Nuu-chah-nulth carved paddle, carved by Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations member Carl Martin.
Day 3: O'Neill Cold Water Classic - Oct 27, 2009 - round of 96, Heats 1-13
Here are a couple shots from day 3 if you are wanting more from Day 1 or 2 I have been shooting a bunch. I will keep sending daily I took the morning off to regroup, and I will send some spotXXX shots there has been tons of riders there every night
kyler Kyler Vos Photography